Calling all local gardeners!

Katharine House Hospice is calling on green fingered supporters to open their gardens this summer to help raise funds for the care of local people with progressive illnesses.

The beautiful gardens of Stafford and the surrounding area are well known – as is the generosity of local people. In previous years, garden owners have charged a small admission fee to their gardens to help raise funds for Katharine house Hospice whilst visitors admired the fruits of their labour.

Sarah Hulson-Beech, Head of Fundraising at Katharine House Hospice said: “every year our supporters amaze us at the levels they go to help raise funds for local people in our care. Open gardens have become real community days where neighbours, friends and visitors alike help us to raise vital funds by supporting the beautiful gardens.” 

“With Summer just around the corner, we would be delighted if keen gardeners would consider supporting the Hospice this summer and we would urge interested local gardeners to get in touch. In opening their garden gates to the public they are making a real difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”

Katharine House Hospice provides free care for local people living with a progressive illness and support for their families. The Hospice began as a “Hospice at Home” service in 1989 and now provides a range of free services at the Hospice and in the community. Each year it costs the Hospice £2.7m to provide care and this is largely due to the kindness and generosity of local people and business who help to provide 75% of the funds required.

If you would like to find out more about how you or your community group can help Katharine House Hospice, call the fundraising team on 01785 270808 or visit the website www.khhospice.org.uk.

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For more information, interviews and/or photographs please contact Nigel Connor on 01785 254645 or alternatively e-mail nconnor@khhospice.org.uk

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